20 Apr 2005

Venue: International Environment House II (7-9 ch. de Balexert)

Organization: Geneva Environment Network


Welcome by Frits Schlingemann, UNEP Regional Director for Europe, and moderator Franz Perrez, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape

Presentations by the panelists:

  • The Aarhus Convention Compliance Mechanism: the first two years, by Veit Koester, Chairman, Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, and Chairman, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Compliance Committee
  • Codifying 30 years of CITES compliance practice, by Marceil Yeater, Senior Legal Officer, CITES Secretariat
  • Compliance and technical and financial assistance: the interplay, by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
  • UNEP’s Guidelines and Manual on Enforcement and Compliance, by Elizabeth Mrema, Senior Legal Officer, UN Environment Programme

Discussion with panelists and participants & wrap-up by moderator